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DOC/BIS RIN: 0694-AH77 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Wassenaar Arrangement 2018 Plenary Agreements Implementation; and Other Revisions Related to National Security Controls 
Abstract:

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) maintains, as part of its Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Commerce Control List (CCL), which identifies certain items subject to Department of Commerce jurisdiction. This final rule revises the CCL, as well as corresponding parts of the EAR, to implement changes made to the Wassenaar Arrangement List of Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (WA List) maintained and agreed to by governments participating in the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (Wassenaar Arrangement, or WA) at the December 2018 WA Plenary meeting. The Wassenaar Arrangement advocates implementation of effective export controls on strategic items with the objective of improving regional and international security and stability. This rule harmonizes the CCL with the agreements reached at the 2018 Plenary meeting by revising Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) controlled for national security reasons in each category of the CCL. This rule also makes other associated changes to the EAR, adjustments to license exception eligibility for national security controlled items, revisions to reporting requirements and makes a correction.

 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 15 CFR 730    15 CFR 743    15 CFR 772    15 CFR 774   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 115-232    50 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.    50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.    10 U.S.C. 7420    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  12/00/2019 
Additional Information: https://www.wassenaar.org/control-lists/
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sharron Cook
Policy Analyst
Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
2096/MS 2705, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-2440
Fax:202 482-3355
Email: sharron.cook@bis.doc.gov